secure file deletion

File Destroyer – added 6/6/2006

File Destroyer stops people recovering the data. It wipes the disk area 10 times with random data before deletion. When you delete a file, you don’t really remove the data. DOS simply marks the area as available for new files. Sometimes this is useful – the “Undelete” program exploits this to allow you to recover accidentally deleted files. On other occasions, this is a security risk – you want to prevent people recovering confidential data.

Disk Redactor – added 3/9/2006

Disk Redactor is a Wipe utility that lets you securely erase any old ( deleted ) files and prevent them from being recovered. All your private sensitive insecurely erased information will be wiped from free unused space on your drives to ensure complete data destruction.

DeleteOnClick – added 2/18/2006

When you delete a file or folder using Windows, it is usual for the file or folder to be moved to the Recycle Bin (Trash). When the Recycle Bin is emptied, the data you have deleted is not actually removed from your computer. Instead, Windows makes the space occupied by the file available for writing. In other words, every file you delete using Windows is potentially recoverable in the short term. DeleteOnClick completely deletes files in one click rather than sending the file to the recyle bin. The data becomes unrecoverable.

NoTrace – added 12/18/2005

NoTrace is a powerful “I/O Trace Prevention Utility” which will help you eliminate files which were marked by the system as deleted but were not physically removed. As we all know, whenever we delete a file, either manually or automatically, Windows does not remove it physically from your hard-disk-drive (HDD) or floppy-disk-drive (FDD) but instead, for efficiency, it marks it in the file system as being removed. By using NoTrace you can now protect your local disk against intruders which might be looking for a way to recover your data.

DataDestroyer – added 12/6/2005

DataDestroyer is an application which will safely remove sensitive data which when deleted, cannot be retrieved by any known methods. The “Extra Safe Delete” Takes more time but is almost certain to keep your files deleted. The “Standard” delete method is quicker, and should keep your files deleted from Recovery software although, Your data could still be recovered in specialized computer research labs.

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